PPG and the PPG Foundation Invested $10.5 Million in Communities Across the Globe in 2017Source: Business Wire
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A selection of the grant recipients and funding purposes include:
Carnegie Science Centerin Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: $600,000in 2017, with a total of $7.5 millionbeing donated over a period of time for a new building that will be named the PPG Science Pavilion. The pavilion will house science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning labs; a two-story, 14,000-square-foot exhibitions gallery, allowing for large touring exhibitions; PointView Hall, a conference and event space overlooking the city skyline; and new and expanded STEM education programs. With nine classrooms, the PPG Science Pavilionwill enable Carnegie Science Centerto offer more programs for children and adults, such as day camps for students and professional-development programs for teachers. Click here to learn more.
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquariumin Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: $550,000for hands-on educational programs for students and children.
United Way of Southwestern PAin Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: $406,250for the Impact Fundcampaign; Unitedfor Women Initiative; disaster relief; Children & Youth STEM; and other initiatives.
NEMO Science Museumin Amsterdam, Netherlands: $64,800for the development of STEM-related curriculum at Dutch primary schools. The curriculum helps students experiment with realistic technology challenges; sparks interest in technology and engineering; increases self-confidence and inquiry-based attitudes; makes connections with real engineering professionals; and challenges gender stereotypes in the field.
Mexican Red Cross: $150,000for earthquake relief efforts.
$72,700for 26 females to receive higher education in Busanand Cheonan universities. These students will then tutor underprivileged middle school students in math and English.
$117,451for PPG’s University Talent PowerProgram, which offers scholarships and career counseling services at 11 Chinese universities.
of Life Studies Malaysia:
$30,000for the continued support of The Solar Academy, which offers 100 underserved Malaysian youth free education and training in the practice and theory of solar energy.
In addition, PPG reached a milestone in 2017 by completing 125 COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ projects since the program’s inception. With 13,000 gallons of paint and 34,000 hours volunteered by 6,000 employees and community volunteers, PPG has brought color and brightness to more than 4 million people in 23 countries through the transformation of community assets.
EDITOR’S NOTE: For additional information regarding PPG’s community engagement efforts in 2017, visit our online newsroom at newsroom.ppg.com/PPGCommunityEngagement2017 .
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